June 4, 2012

June 5th, 2012 by mridea

1. A Deanery Children & Youth Ministry Gathering will be held on Wednesday June 6 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church. Who? Anyone involved or interested in Child & Youth programs and services within our Thunder Bay Deanery parishes: (parents, clergy, leader volunteers, program coordinators, community child & youth outreach workers, etc…) Why? Our children and youth are vital members of our congregations and it is important to gather together to pray and support one another in building strong, fun, spiritual programs for our young people. For information, contact Erin Ezack, Deanery Child & Youth Ministry Facilitator at 807-473-7309 or edmead27@hotmail.com.

2. St Thomas will host a Celebration of New Ministry between our Parish and our new Incumbent, the Rev. Doug McClure, on Mon., June 18th, 7:00 pm. The Ven Deborah Kraft will be the Officiant and the Rt. Rev. Fraser Lawton, Bishop of the Diocese of Athabasca will be the preacher. You are invited to come celebrate as the people of St. Thomas, along with Pastor Doug commit ourselves to a shared ministry in our Parish. Clergy and Lay Readers are invited to robe and process. The liturgical colour will be red. A reception will follow in the church hall. All are welcome.

3. St. Thomas will host a Deanery of Thunder Bay special event on Tues., June 19th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Guest presenter will be the Rt. Rev. Fraser Lawton, Bishop of Athabasca, and we will have an uplifting time of prayer and praise, followed by refreshments and fellowship. There is no cost – no registration; just come as you are and bring a friend in need of encouragement.

Fun at Camp G

4. The Ladies Auxiliary to Camp Gitchigomee will be holding the Annual Camp Clean Up on June 20. Start time is 10 a.m. Bring your lunch and help get the camp ready for the upcoming camping season. Carpool with some friends—hope to see you there. Call the camp voice mail 622-0020 and leave a message if you would like to carpool with someone. We can set you up with a ride.

5. Camp Gitchigomee will hold an Open House on Sunday, June 24. Come out and visit the Camp and see what is there. Bring your lunch & supper; go for a swim in our beautiful sandy cove; take out a canoe and paddle on the river or lake. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the camp.

6. Market – Giant Yard Sale of Kids’ Stuff! St. Mary’s ACW, is hosting a Mother’s Market at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Rosslyn Village, on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00-1:00pm. Admission: $1/person. Table rentals: $20.00each. Refreshments available (Hotdogs, tea, coffee, pop, etc). Please use lower level entrance in St. Mary’s Fellowship Hall. Contact Person: Betty Sand at 939-2768. Tell your friends, family and neighbours

7. On Saturday June 23 please plan to participate in the Blessing of the Fleet at the lookout on the Royal Canadian Navy Pier, Pier 3 at Marina Park. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. For vessel instructions, and further information visit www.missiontoseafarers.ca/thunderbay or contact the Rev’d Ed Swayze 344-8241. Sponsored by the Mission to Seafarers.

8. Bishop Stephen wins a bet: /stephenalgoma.typepad.com/benedictus-benedicat/